Women’s Rights Online Network
Tadwein is a member of a multi-country network called “Women’s Rights Online”.
Women’s Rights Online (WRO) is a research and advocacy network that aims to drive women’s empowerment through the web. The network is an initiative of the Web Foundation, and currently comprises women’s rights and digital rights groups across 14 developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, working to bridge the gender gap in technology, data, and policymaking.
Using a blend of fresh research, policy advocacy, and storytelling, our work focuses on reforming policy and regulation so that everyone, everywhere can i) afford to connect and ii) have the skills and opportunities to participate in the digital revolution privately and freely.
As part of the network activities, Tadwein conducted research named “Translating Access into Empowerment” in Egypt. The research aimed to explore Egyptian women’s internet usage and to identify obstacles and threats they face in accessing the Internet and social media. Furthermore, Tadwein contributed to the Gender Digital Gap Audit report and produced a short film featuring women from urban poor communities in Cairo sharing their experience in using the internet.
Furthermore, a study was conducted on some urban poor areas in Helwan, Giza and Qaliubiya in Cairo. And, an in-person survey was conducted on 1000 respondents, of which 750 were females and 250 were males. The target age group of the survey was from 18 to 60 years old.
The outcomes of the study were publicized in the “16 days of activism against gender-based violence” in December 2016.